New to Glossika, I am still a bit befuddled by all the pieces. Here is a quick review:
Fluency Level 1 has the following items:
- A electronic book PDF (EBK) with a list of all 1000 sentences.
- Glossika Mass Sentences (GMS) audio files
- Glossika Spaced Repetition Sentences (GSR) audio file
In the audio files, it has A, B, and C files
- A Files: Source language (cue) – Target language 2x (8 – 12 minutes)
- B Files: Source language (cue) – space to translate – Target language
- C Files: Target language only 1x (4 – 5 minutes)
You could listen to all 20 of the “C” files from Fluency Level 1 in an hour and a half. When they say to listen to all the sentences before beginning the program, this is what they meant.
I promised to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. I didn’t read the directions correctly and thought I had to listen to all the files before I started the program. That is 492 files that would have taken 5.4 days of non-stop listening. No wonder I stopped that after a few hours … haha … I laugh at myself every day.
The Glossika Spaced Repetition files, in contrast to the Mass Sentences, repeat the sentences. You just listen to one file a day for 100 days. Audio files average 15 minutes. It includes review of sentences learned in previous 4 days.
Compare the simple Glossika process of just listening to one audio a day, to the more complicated but comprehensive process of using the Mass Sentences.
The Mass Sentences process looks daunting, but really all it is advocating is spend half an hour a day working with the sentences. Do different things with the sentences until you really know them and are comfortable using them. Hear enough sentences, and patterns will become clear.
I imported all the Glossika files to my ITunes in one step by using “File menu | Add folder to Library”.